Perhaps you have decided you want to conduct the funeral ceremony yourself? Or maybe, like so many other families, the thought of having a stranger talk about their loved one at their funeral does not seem right. They wish to say everything that needs to be said themselves, and will make sure that everything flows just as they wish.
But putting the words together can be difficult. Funerals, farewell services and memorials can be daunting prospects, particularly when you’re faced with having to speak about the deceased in the best and most fitting manner – you want to be sure that what’s being said depicts your loved one in the most personal way. But… What detail should be put in? What should be left out? What if it sounds more like a CV than an all-encompassing life-story? This is where For Life’s Journey can help.
We offer a bespoke tribute writing service providing eulogies and tributes to the recently deceased. All writing is in the hands of a vastly experienced writer and celebrant, Tuirenn Hurstfield, who is used to creating personal tributes for such ceremonies. Each tribute is thoroughly researched, through talking extensively to the bereaved. We will take the time to paint a complete picture of the deceased by talking to the people who knew him or her best.
Our aim is to help those who are grieving to construct the best and most personal tribute they can, with the minimum of stress. Once you contact us, we will explain what information we need to prepare your bespoke eulogy. The tribute we provide, at your direction, will typically be tailored to 8-10 minutes’ reading time, but can be amended according to your requirements. We are always mindful of the timescales involved, and will ensure this part of the funeral arrangements is completed in good time.
Be assured that the same thought, respect and professionalism will go into creating the tribute or entire service. We fully respect that our presence at the ceremony as your celebrant may not fit with your needs. But that will not alter our desire to make sure the goodbyes you say are done so with just as much love and warmth as if we were conducting the tribute for you.
It’s hard enough recalling all the details and facts of someone’s life; doubly so when difficult circumstances and emotions are added to the equation. Our aim is to help you produce a fitting eulogy in a quick and stress-free manner.
When you make contact with For Life’s Journey, we will explain what kind of information we need to write the eulogy. We can send you some questions which are designed to produce everything we need, or if you prefer, we can gather the information from speaking to you.
It may be that a number of people would like to offer input, but for the sake of speed and simplicity, we ask that our information is received from one source only.
Once we have all we need, we will produce the eulogy and return it to you for approval and amendment where necessary. You can then pass the final draft to whoever will be delivering the tribute.
The tribute we write for you will be crafted uniquely for you and the person you are honouring. There is no copy & paste, and the words will be designed to absolutely reflect the deceased.
You will be provided with a full digital download of the Presentation Tribute or Ceremony which you can print as a keepsake, but please note: the copyright of the writing will be retained by the celebrant.
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Most of our ceremonies designed & delivered in Cheshire East, South Manchester & North Staffs